Sample Collection

Learn everything you need to know about collecting and shipping samples for your research project

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What type of sample collection kits does Dante Genomics provide?

  • Tasso M20, Tasso SST non-invasive blood collection devices
  • GenFix Saliva non-invasive collection kits and Dnagenotek Saliva collection kits
  • Isohelix buccal swabs kits

What are the sample types that are accepted by Dante Genomics for genetic testing?

The sample types that are accepted by Dante Genomics for genetic testing include:

  • Blood samples collected through Tasso non-invasive methods
  • Saliva samples
  • Extracted gDNA samples

What sample volume per test is required?

For Whole Genome Sequencing, Dante Genomics requires a sample volume of 50 to 200
microliters (uL) of DNA. This sample can be collected using a non-invasive blood collection kit, which makes the process quick, easy, and comfortable for the individual.
With this sample volume, we can perform a comprehensive analysis of an individual's entire genetic makeup, providing valuable information for the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions.

What are the sample processing and storage requirements?

For Whole Genome Sequencing, Dante Genomics requires that the sample be collected and stored in a way that ensures the integrity of the DNA. This typically includes maintaining a correct volume of the sample and avoiding any conditions that might degrade the DNA such as extreme temperatures or exposure to harmful chemicals. For saliva and dried blood spot (DBS) samples, they can be shipped at room temperature, but it is recommended to use a cold pack to maintain the quality of the sample. It is also recommended to store the samples in the correct conditions recommended by the manufacturer, and to transport the samples as soon as possible.

What kind of tubes are needed for blood collection?

For Whole Genome Sequencing at Dante Genomics, we process dried blood spot (DBS) samples using blood Tasso kits. These kits typically include a special card or filter paper on which a small amount of blood is applied. The blood is allowed to dry, and the resulting DBS sample can be collected and stored in a small container such as a plastic bag or a tube. Tasso kits are known for its ease of use, and they are specifically designed for dried blood spot collection.